May 1, 2009
Flu fears in Burnham-On-Sea quashed by NHS bosses
NHS officials quashed rumours on Friday (May 1st) that a resident
in Burnham-On-Sea is suffering from suspected Swine Flu.
on Burnham's online discussion forums had raised fears that a
pupil at a local school had been isolated with the contagious
Paul Courtney, Communications Manager for NHS Somerset, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
on Friday evening: "I have looked into this and can confirm
at this time that there are no suspected cases of Swine Flu in
the Burnham or Highbridge area."
Health Protection Agency said on Friday evening that there were
now ten confirmed cases across the UK.
total of 642 possible cases are also being investigated in the
UK, while the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday
that there are now over 300 confirmed cases of the virus across
the globe in 14 countries. In Mexico, 168 deaths have been linked
to the bug.
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